The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines & newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has translations of the articles, Daily Events & Live Music Schedules & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.
Poetry by Juan Manuel Ku Soberanis Wins Contest
“Principio sin fin” triunfa en concurso
Martes, 10 de Septiembre de 2013 21:54
Poesía declamada por Juan Manuel Ku Soberanis: Histórica participación de sexagenario
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.- The title of the poem could translate as Beginning Without End(ing), or Start without finish...or perhaps Endless beginning. There were four competitors at this third annual contest, which took place around 1pm at the Mundaca Hacienda. Jesus Contreras Gomez was one point shy of first place with his presentation of his poem, "The Dark Eyed Seminarian" (El Seminarista de los Ojos Negros) Third place was taken by a middle school teacher Juan Antonio Pech Sonda, who recited a poen he wrote expressing his love for his wife. .The oldest contestant was sixty eight year old Manuel Magaña Burgos, who was given a special prize for demonstrating that poetry has no age limit and senior citizens transmit culture to younger generations. The judge was Arturo Aceves who thanks the participants and the audience.Leer más...
School closing prevents completion of mosquito prevention program
Cierre de planteles afecta proceso de nebulización de los inmuebles
Martes, 10 de Septiembre de 2013 21:21
Impide concluir círculo de combate al mosco
ISLA MUJERES, 10 de septiembre.- Because the campuses are closed by the teachers strike, the program of fogging the schools, to prevent mosquitoes which can cause dengue, has been interrupted by the teachers strike. The usual inspections for potential breeding areas have also not taken place.Leer más...
Operations to detect "pirate" boats in response to whale shark tour complaint
Operativos permanentes para detección de lanchas “pirata”
Martes, 10 de Septiembre de 2013 21:21
Ante denuncia de permisionarios del tiburón ballena
When interviewed, PROFEPA representative Ludivina Menchaca Castellanos, agreed that there have been complaints from the whale shark tour licensees about unlicensed boats and she said they have been given proper follow up. She said it is a priority that the big fish are not disturbed and that inspections have been carried out in response to the complaints. She commented that every year there is the problem of large vessels taking the shortest route who are sometimes unaware of the whale sharks. She added there have been a number of vessels fined.
Dolphin regains her liberty, after being rescued by PROFEPA
Noticias de Quequi......
Happy return home
Medio ambiente0 10 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi The dolphin that was rescued a month ago at the beaches of the Cancun Hotel Zone was returned to the sea today, after an excellent recovery, thanks to the care of the veterinarians of Dolphin Discovery. The animal had a very inflamed liver, as well as parasites, and during the second week she had a gastric infection which was successfully treated. Veterinarian Roberto Sanchez said she responded very favorably to treatment, and now it is an excellent time to release her. When asked about her future, the vet said there are three possibilities. The first is she could return to the Tortugranja, and the second is she could join a group, which should not be difficult since she is a female. The third possibility is unlikely which is that she would return to 'beach herself'' on a beach. She was transported upon a vessel to about two nautical miles, then released, shorlty after 8am, which involved about 15 people. She spontaneously swam out to sea.
Volunquest offers classes
Educación0 10 de septiembre de 2013
Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .- Kristen Tywan, director of the US NGO, “Voluntquest”. announced they will offer free English courses to 120 first grade students. She said the classes will not replace the basic education offered by the public schools, but will fill the time while the children are not attending classes. They will begin accepting applications on Wednesday at the Community Center. Three groups are being formed and if they are filled, they may plan to open a class for the second grade students.
Diario La Verdad
No way to spray schools
Sin manera de nebulizar escuelas+] Ver mas
PROFEPA is monitoring
La Profepa sí está vigilando+] Ver mas
PROFEPA frees dolphin
Profepa libera a la delfín. [+] Ver mas
Reduced lobster catch
Captura de langosta reducida+] Ver mas
Fishermen are repairing their nets while the weather is not good for fishing. The reporter interviewed fisherman Gustavo Bacab Garrindo who said that a new net can cost 3000 pesos. He said he uses his net daily to catch canane, el mero and el abadejo, among others. He said lobster production has fallen fifty percent. (?) In the case of the the cooperative Caribe, they collected 2.9 tons of lobster in July (of which 895 kilos were tail and 2125 were live lobster); which is an increase from the 1836 kilos (~1.8 tonnes)they caught at the same time last season. In August they collected 2.35 tonnes (of which 641 kilos were tails and 1.39 tonnes were alive), while at the same time last season they got 2.5 tonnes.
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Sept 14-16 Holiday Weekend:
Mexican Independence Day (16th) begins with the Grito on Town Square Sunday at midnight (15th).The Tourism Dept. has tables for sale @300p for the evening's celebration.
Time & location of parade on 16th TBA.
Sept. 19 6:55pm Moonrise (Sunset 6:45)
Sept. 30 Change of Municipal Government
Live Music Wednesday In Isla Mujeres
Subject to weather cancellations
Casa de los Suenos 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre Half priced appetizers LINk fb
Fenix: 8-10 La Guera & Willy's Blues 8 w Special Guest SeBlues
Iguanas 6:30-8:30 Jazz / Latin LINK Fb
Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals LINK
Bally Hoo 7-9 Sol Rockers
Bahia Tortuga 7p Open mic? LINK
Cafe del Mar 8 -10 (?) LINK LINK
Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis
Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15 LINK
John Cain's schedule is
Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals
Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Thursday-Sunset Grill 7-9
Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band
Iguana's is planning a special Menu of Mexican Food
Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres
"Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam: LINK